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The Devil's Punchbowl (Penn Cage, #3)
4.01
Another intriguing thriller with former attorney Penn Cage, now Mayor of Natchez, Mississippi, who finds that the steamboat casinos that brought much ...more
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Jul 25, 2011
 
A Lesson in Secrets (Maisie Dobbs #8)
3.98
The latest in the delightful series of British investigator/psychologist Maisie Dobbs as she works in tandem with Scotland Yard's Secret Service as th ...more
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Apr 06, 2011
 
Hardball (V.I. Warshawski, #13)
3.91
While this is a fiction, parts of it is loosely based on/inked to events in Chicago during the turbulent years of the early Civil Rights Era of the mi ...more
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Jun 29, 2011
 
Awakening
3.91
Another great mystery by newcomer S. J. Bolton. Just a word of warning, if you're particularly squeamish about snakes you might have a little difficul ...more
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Feb 25, 2011
 
Devoured
3.37
Interesting book which is set in London in 1856 right at the embryomic stage of forensics, coupled with the mysterious arena of autopsy and the introd ...more
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Jan 04, 2011
 
Angel with Two Faces (Josephine Tey, #2)
3.54
What a glorious meld of Elizabeth George, Ruth Rendell, P. D. James & Anne Perry, with a lovely touch of Agatha Christie, and a great uniqueness a ...more
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Aug 20, 2010
 
Dark Origins (Level 26, #1)
3.73
Written but the creator of the CSI franchise, this book really is "not just something to read. It's an experience. " Not only do you read about the di ...more
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Jul 29, 2011
 
The Troubled Man (Wallander, #11)
3.94
I've greatly enjoyed the Kurt Wallander mysteries on PBS (starring Kenneth Branagh) but this is the first book I've read of the series - ironically th ...more
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May 04, 2011
 
The Butterfly Cabinet
3.02
Quite interesting tale, although at times sad and difficult to read, about the mysterious death of a 4-year girl whose Mother is convicted of her deat ...more
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Feb 06, 2012
 
The Other Half Lives (Spilling CID, #4)
3.55
The one word that kept popping in my mind as I continued reading this book was "quirky" - the main characters, the story plot and the twists and turns ...more
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Aug 28, 2010
 
Even Money
3.69
Typically enjoyable read by Dick Francis, along with his son Felix, where the main character meets the father he thought had died when he was an infan ...more
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May 04, 2011
 
Fever Dream (Pendergast, #10)
4.06
A fast-paced book full of surprising twists as the author leads the reader through surprising twists to reveal who is behind the death of the primary ...more
Jul 15, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
 
A Twisted Ladder
3.37
As psychologist 'Madeline LeBlanc' strives to find answers to the demons that plague her family, she must also look back some 80 years earlier to dete ...more
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Mar 21, 2011
 
Blood Harvest
3.93
Really enjoyed this rather disturbing missive from new author S. J. Bolton - - as long hidden secrets of a small English village start to come to ligh ...more
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Feb 25, 2011
 
Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, #17)
4.07
Detective Dave Robicheaux and his side-kick Clete Purcell go on vacation in rural Montana but find that murder did not take any time off. And much evi ...more
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Aug 20, 2010
 
A Gentleman of Fortune (A Dido Kent Mystery #2)
3.70
Another delightful 'Dido Kent' read by Anna Dean - the setting is in the English countryside village of Surrey in the very early 1800's when sleuthing ...more
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May 04, 2011
 
An Expert in Murder (Josephine Tey, #1)
3.44
Excellent from the first page - I especially enjoy books which are based in England as well as having the theatre as a background - there were many tw ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
 
An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs, #5)
4.07
Set in one of my favorite locales (London, England) in the years immediately following World War I, sleuth 'Maisie Dobbs' unearths the dark secret(s) ...more
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Mar 21, 2011
 
The Pallbearers (Shane Scully, #9)
3.82
Another good 'Shane Scully' novel as he investigates the suicide of his mentor at the children's home in which he grew up. Scully is joined by the fiv ...more
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Jan 04, 2011
 
Sacrifice
3.88
Very good read from page one when the main character finds a body buried on her land - a body that no one wants her--or anyone else--to discover the v ...more
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Dec 19, 2010
 
The Glass Rainbow (Dave Robicheaux, #18)
4.19
A riveting Detective Dave Robicheaux, with side-kick Clete Purcell, story set again in Louisiana, almost brought both beyond the precipice of their li ...more
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Aug 20, 2010
 
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
3.95
Another book that makes the reader 2-3 days later still think about the heartbroken families who were ravaged by the repurcussions of love, heartache ...more
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Sep 04, 2010
 
Don't Cry
3.99
Grief counselor Audrey Sherrod helps the police solve the mysterious series of young women's murders who are all found posed in rocking chairs with sk ...more
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Jun 29, 2011
 
Dark Prophecy (Level 26, #2)
3.79
A second book by the creator of the CSI fanchise who again used the format of "digi-novel" where the reader can watch a short motion picture video whi ...more
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Jul 29, 2011
 
Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs, #6)
4.09
The British sleuth, 'Maisie Dobbs', helps Scotland Yard race against time to stop a madman, damaged by the ravages of the Great War, as he moves to st ...more
not set
Mar 21, 2011
 
Live to Tell (Detective D.D. Warren, #4)
4.17
A very insightful view into the world of extremely troubled children, the effects on their extended family and those who try to make their lives toler ...more
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Aug 20, 2010
 
Secrets to the Grave
4.06
When a young girl is found next to her murdered mother, child-psychologist Annie Leone and her FBI profiler husband Vince are called in to find who mu ...more
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May 04, 2011
 
Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher, #15)
4.19
The 'hero' of the story finds himself battling a whole town he's trying to help against the family that holds them all in their ruthless grip. But whe ...more
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Jan 15, 2011
 
The Mapping of Love and Death (Maisie Dobbs #7)
4.18
Another tale of British sleuth 'Maisie Dobbs' that travels from 'across the pond' in California just before World War I and then forward to 1932 when ...more
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Mar 21, 2011
 
Crossfire
3.76
Typically enjoyable Dick Francis (with his son Felix this time) read about blackmail and greed in the world of horse racing. This book follows an inju ...more
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Apr 06, 2011
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